Worship Recap: Songs, Hymns and Spiritual Songs from March 17th, 2013

Welcome to the recap of the Veritas worship gathering on March 17th, 2013. Below are the songs and liturgy from our gathering.

Song: “Holy Holy Holy” by:  Reginald Heber

Reading: Call to Worship

We gather this morning, not to begin worshiping, but rather, as people who are already worshiping God, through Christ Jesus, and we gather as people transformed by the Gospel, we gather to continue worshiping, but now with our brothers and sisters, our family, we gather to celebrate the gospel, to rehearse again the story of our redemption, the story of the gospel, to be reminded that our souls have an anchor, a rock, a strong foundation in Jesus Christ! Hear the Psalmist as he bursts forth in loud praise, as he lifts up a song of praise to the God who loves us and who has redeemed us!!

L: Praise the LORD! Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty heavens! Praise Him for his mighty deeds; praise Him according to His excellent greatness! Praise Him with trumpet sound; praise Him with lute and harp! Praise Him with tambourine and dance; praise Him with strings and pipe! Praise Him with sounding cymbals; praise Him with loud clashing cymbals!
C: Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!
—Psalm 150

Song: “All Creatures of Our God and King” by: St. Francis of Assisi

Reading: Confession/Lament

Lets take a few moments to pray this prayer of lament and confession, resting our hearts in the work of Christ.

L: God, our refuge, we are surrounded by pain and suffering. We lament over tragedy in our world, the war and the desperation we see all around us. Lord, You promise in Your Word that You are near to the broken-hearted.
C: Lord, bring peace and healing. Comfort the hearts of those that grieve.
L: This world is not what it’s supposed to be. We recognize that it was our sin that gave birth to suffering; it was our rebellion that brought death into Your creation. But You restore life through Your Son, Jesus.
C: Lord, continue to show us the depth of our sin so that we will continue to seek the rescue of Your grace. Help our unbelief and increase our faith in Your promises. Amen.

Song: “Shine Into Our Night” by: Joel Sczebel

Reading: Assurance

The reason we celebrate the cross is because the blood that Jesus shed on that cross has accomplished redemption for us! Ephesians 1 says this:

L: In Him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace
—Ephesians 1:7

As we sing this next song, I encourage you to reflect deeply on the sacrifice of Christ, to think upon is death, and to respond with praise and thanksgiving that his blood, his sacrifice had redeemed us, has given us salvation, has given us eternal life!

Song: “Jesus’ Blood” by: Martin Smith

Passing of the Peace: 

What amazing assurance we have, that Jesus blood will never fail us, that our sins will never exceed what His blood can wash clean, that his blood, his grace, his salvation will never get tired of us or run out!! Lets celebrate this truth, this assurance, the peace that we have in the gospel by greeting each other this morning!

Our Sermon this week was from Pastor Nick Nye from Romans 7: 14-25

Listen to the sermon online here.


Please read with me the underlined portion:

L: Jesus’ death brings us life and this meal reminds us that we are fed by Jesus and forgiven because of Jesus.
C: We rejoice that You have died, rose again, and are now with the Father advocating for us. Amen.

L: With our money, time, and talent we give generously, knowing that through Your Son, Jesus, You have generously given to us.
C: We rejoice that You have given everything and we joyfully give everything back to Your care. Amen.

Song: “Grace Alone” by: Dustin Kensrue

Reading: Commitment

Hear the truth of Gods grace!

L: But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with Him and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages He might show the immeasurable riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
C: For by grace we have been saved through faith. And this is not our own doing; it is the gift of God.
—Based on Ephesians 2:4-8

Song: “How He Loves” by: John Mark McMillan

Song: “The Solid Rock” by: William Batchelder Bradbury and Edward Mote


Here this benediction as we go:

Go boldly knowing that the Lord has delivered you from a body of death and through Christ is renewing your soul to delight in his law.
L: Peace be with you. C: And also with you.